Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Our first Thanks Giving at home. A Blessed time together.

Thankful for my Leggio Loves

Our Set Thanks Giving Table

Daddy doing the turkey carving

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Two Less (Orphans No More)

LOVE, wow it is powerful in word and deed. It changes lives from the inside out. We feel blessed to have gotten the call from God to adopt. Our first adoption was our precious Mia, we were in Love from the moment we saw her face. And our sweet Cora girl, I knew the moment I saw her she was ours. God knit two little girls in our hearts, and we are so grateful.
Both girls came home and had their own set of things to overcome. Adoption is beautiful and messy all at the same time. There is brokenness, and yet a beautiful redemption plan.
It's the perfect picture of our adoption as sons and daughters of Christ. We are a mess when we come to him, and he redeems us with such a beautiful and unexplainable love.
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out "Abba Father!" Romas 8 14:15
I think so many Christians sit on the sidelines with this. Fear and excuses probably fill their minds. God doesn't want us to be a fearful people. We need to rest and trust his plan. How can you help the orphan. God calls it Pure Religion!!!!
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27
It is super easy to stick our heads in the sand. Out of sight out of mind. Right!!!! Well I know for me the day spent in the orphanage haunts me. Children clinging to my side calling me Mama and Joe Baba. Looking at you with desperation to take them from the Hell they are living in. It will rock your world!!!!! God wants you to see it. He wants you to be a part of their story. I want to give you some tangible ways to help.
Respite for Fostering and Adoptive Families
Foster to Adopt Domestically
International Adoption
Helping a Family Bring their Child Home Financially
Advocating for children to be adopted
I have three friends right now in process two China Special Needs Families and one India Special Needs family.
Cannelongo Family ( donate right off blog)
Ankerich Family (Scroll down to their name to donate)
Jordan Family (Scroll down to their name to donate)
Don't miss this opportunity to bless these children and families with financial support. You can make a difference in the lives of three orphans now.
Mia's Referral Picture 14 months old

Princess Mia now 5 years old

Cora's referral picture

Cora now!!!! Beautiful Girl!!!!!